Hey Happy! (2001)




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Society as we know it may have been lost, but sex and dancing are still in style in this outrageous post-apocalyptic satire. In a not-so-distant future where a variety of environmental disasters have led to the final collapse of Western civilization, sexually ambiguous hipster Ricky G. (Johnny Simone) leads an encampment of rave kids who have created a makeshift city on the outskirts of Winnipeg. One of the community's leading citizens is porn-merchant and disc jockey Sabu (Jeremie Yuen), whose inexhaustible sexual appetite has led him on a mission to seduce 2,000 men before a looming flood destroys the village. Sabu is close enough to hitting the magic number to have chosen the special man he wants to be Mister 2K -- Happy (Craig Sftanas), an attractive if socially inept science buff who is able to communicate with alien life forms. However, Sabu has a rival for Happy's affections -- body-modification advocate and hair stylist Spanky (Clayton Godson), who tries to foil Sabu's plans by abducting Happy. Hey, Happy! was the first dramatic feature from Canadian independent filmmaker Noam Gonick.
Art House & International , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Gay & Lesbian
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Jeremie Yuen
as DJ Sabu
Johnny Simone
as Ricky G
Dita Vendetta
as Darnel
Sylvia Dueck
as Sylvia
Lola Wong
as Lola
Zane Procyck
as One of The Firebugs
Canon Beardy
as One of The Firebugs
Terrance Thompson
as One of the Firebugs
Steve Boyd
as Skater Boyd
László Nagy
as XXX Habitue
Walter Lewyk
as XXX Habitue
Kaj Hasselris
as XXX Habitue
Aaron Carruthers
as XXX Habitue
as XXX Habitue
Abi Torqato
as XXX Habitue
Frank Blanaru
as XXX Habitue
Jason Julien
as XXX Habitue
Mark Yuill
as XXX Habitue
David McIntosh
as XXX Habitue
Michael O'Sullivan
as Union Stockyard Employee
Stu Lavitt
as Union Stockyard Employee
Warren Sawchuk
as Union Stockyard Employee
Conrad Merasty
as Connie Viscious
Suzie Boobies
as Herself
as Artie
Cheryl Chan
as Girl at XXX
Caelin Dunn
as Girl at XXX
Geoff Banjavich
as Army Dude
Cedric Shurraw
as Army Dude
Liza Jessie Peterson
as Kissing Boy
Jonah Corne
as Kissing Boy
Dave Shulman
as Kissing Boy
Rob L'arrivee
as Kissing Boy
Julius Banares
as Kissing Boy
Kristof Nachtigall
as Kissing Boy
Thom Korzeniowski
as Kissing Boy
Jeff Garcia
as Kissing Boy
Ernie Cholakis
as Camper Van Hippy
Alicia Smith
as Camper Van Hippy
Dan Walechuk
as Camper Van Hippy
Everan Michalchyshyn
as Camper Van Hippy
Marian Martin
as Salon Lady
Bianca Blanaru
as Salon Lady
Margaret Lyndon
as Salon Lady
Louise Berard
as Salon Lady
Daphne Korol
as Mrs. Ashdown
Rachelle Shore
as Mrs. Berger
as MC
Philip 'Lil' Phil' Tse
as Garbage Hill DJ
DJ Mary
as Garbage Hill DJ
Bob Washington Jr.
as Dump Truck Driver
Shawn Dolinky
as Kid at XXX
Dustin Everson
as Kid at XXX
Jenna-Lynne Beardy
as Kid at XXX
Seun Olagunju
as Dildo Queen
Joanne Rodriguez
as Magnolia Thunderpussy
Good Foot
as Breakdancing Crew
Flip Rock
as Breakdancing Crew
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Critic Reviews for Hey Happy!

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Feels too formulaic and too familiar to produce the transgressive thrills of early underground work.

January 24, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

Hey, Happy! is many things -- stoner midnight flick, sci-fi deconstruction, gay fantasia -- but above all it's a love story as sanguine as its title.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

Writer-director Noam Gonick obviously had to get this one out of his system.

Full Review… | January 29, 2002
Film Journal International

This ready-made midnight movie probably won't stand the cold light of day, but under the right conditions, it's goofy (if not entirely wholesome) fun.

Full Review… | January 25, 2002
TV Guide

Hey, Happy! is great for stoners, queens, ravers and, yes, parties.

Full Review… | December 30, 2001
Slant Magazine

Often demented in a good way, but it is an uneven film for the most part.

Full Review… | October 15, 2001
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